I have been asking questions regarding reservations; however, their answers are different each time. I'm speculating that they are not planning on taking any new reservations until they can turn around the sales twice a day by taking on an apprentice.
Thank you Saito-san. Your sense of humor and clever wit today is at its finest! I appreciate a good joke, haha. (facepalm on the Shinkansen tip) I will swim out to Suruga Bay if I have to. I was thinking of stopping in Fujinomiya on the way back.
So another recommendation of gyokuro. I guess I'll have to have some then. Will look forward to the post meal tea. And also took down your suggestion @localtaste. I thought Yame Gyokuro was the famous variety, but I guess Shizuoka must have something on par.
Most of the top hotel concierge services in Tokyo can easily book this shop, too. If you are staying at a 5 star hotel and they are telling you they cannot secure a reservation at Takamitsu, I'd recommend moving to a different hotel.
Sorry for the late reply but I think that they only accept reservations via facebook from Japanese customers . I actually gave the contact of one of my friends in Japan instead of my own information. (+ I wrote to them in Japanese). They must've thought I was Japanese haha. Maybe next time you should try that instead.
Below are the prices and the cancellation charges quoted by my hotel for satake when I went for lunch early this month(Aug 2018).
Restaurant: Sushi Satake
Course: 12,960JPY per person course only
Cancellation policy: 100% of te course if you cancel the reservation on the reservation day.